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Lunch prices increasing next school year in Quincy

Quincy parents will have to budget a little more money come next school year, because you’ll pay more for your kids school lunches after a price increase was approved at Wednesday’s Quincy School Board meeting.

The board voted unanimously to raise lunch prices by 10 cents for students and 50 cents for adults for the 2019/2020 school year.

Under this change, prices will be $2.60 for Pre-K through fifth grade, $2.85 for grades 6 to 12 and $3.35 for adults.

QPS officials said the district is required under federal guidelines to raise the price a minimum of 10 cents each year.

“All school districts that aren’t charging the same prices, they’re getting reimbursed for a free meal,” said QPS Food Service Director Jean Kinder. “Every year they’re re-evaluating their lunch prices and doing the same things that we’re doing.”

Kinder said to expect this same 10 cent increase over the next several years. She said they’ve made this increase for the last seven years.

Kaylee Pfeiferling

Multimedia Journalist

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